Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Keepin' On Keepin' On

Don't have much to say this week - just keepin' on...

Gelcoat repairs continue.  Apply new layer, sand it back being careful not to sand thru adjacent gelcoat.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

At low tide I dove on the prop to change the zinc, thinking the water would be a little warmer.  It was...  51°F.  The prop always looks so wonderful with that great big shiny new zinc on there.

Amazingly, there were NO barnacles on the prop.  Yes, I know it has only been a year since our last haulout, but I nevertheless expected to find the troublesome creatures setting up housekeeping.  And none on the knotmeter spinners either.  In all, the hull looked awfully good - as far as I could see.  One of the problems with diving at low tide is that the water is generally very cloudy - cloudy with algae, I guess.  It's green anyway.  Perhaps it is because Cap Sante is hydrological cul de sac, not a flow-thru marina like Shilshole.

Anyway, if the weather continues to be spring-like, it is likely we will be off the dock later this week for the first time in 2015.

And after all, there is no reason why the gelcoat repairs can't be done while at anchor...


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